Facilities and Parks

Community centres

Check out your local community centre to see what’s on in your neighbourhood, or book a room for a meeting or event.

Community groups, clubs and people of all ages can use these facilities for a wide variety of events and activities. These include:

  • cultural events
  • hobby groups/clubs
  • Māori development
  • community development
  • social events
  • health and fitness
  • crafts
  • social support
  • education
  • play
  • public and club meetings.

If you have any suggestions, ideas or comments about our community centres, please contact Council's Community Advisor, Julia Panfylova: email julia.panfylova@pncc.govt.nz or call 06 356 8199

Ashhurst Village Valley Centre

Winchester & Guildford Streets, Ashhurst

Facilities: Stadium, conference rooms, kitchen, tables & chairs, toilets

Capacity: 100

Contact: Ross Meads, Ashhurst Library, 06 326 8646

Awapuni Community Centre

22 Newbury Street, Palmerston North

Facilities: two rooms, kitchen, tables & chairs, toilets

Capacity: 100

Contact: Teri Lauder, Kingston Community Church, 06 358 0716 or kstreet@xtra.co.nz

Office hours: Tues, Wed and Fri 9am to 12pm and Thurs 11am to 2pm 

Highbury Whānau Resource Centre

Photo shows group of people in front of the large and colourful mural.

Highbury Whānau Centre

Highbury Avenue, Palmerston North

Facilities: Gym, whānau room, kitchen

Capacity: 105

Contact: Sandra Carroll or Anj Butler, 06 358 0504 or admin@hwc.org.nz

Kelvin Grove Community Centre

Photo shows building set in gardens and painted with a colourful mural.

Kelvin Grove Community Centre

68 Kaimanawa Street, Palmerston North


  • main hall with plug n play sound system, heating/air conditioning, large kitchen, 25 tables, 160 chairs, toilets and disabled access
  • meeting room for up to 30 people. Carpeted floor, tables, chairs, heating, hot water & sink, whiteboard.
  • front office: a small meeting room for up to 12 people. Heating, chairs and desk
  • next to Kaimanawa Park playground

Capacity: 100

Contact: Tim Gibbes, 06 353 0750 or 027 44 22 662 or timgibbes@xtra.co.nz

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Milson Community Centre

Purdie Place, Palmerston North

Facilities: Lounge, small meeting room, kitchen, tables & chairs

Capacity: 60-90

Contact: Annette, milsoncc@inspire.net.nz or 06 357 1606 (please leave a message with your phone number, name and request, and Annette will call you back)

Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre

569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North

Facilities: Social room, kitchen, exhibition hall, meeting rooms, toilets with disability access

Capacity: 250

Contact: Ron Gibson, 06 357 6035 or 06 354 7416 (home) or email pnclcbookings@gmail.com

Pasifika Community Centre 

Havelock Avenue, Palmerston North

Facilities: Changing rooms, toilets, social area, kitchen, tables & chairs

Capacity: 100

Contact: James Etuale, 06 355 8087 x 6087

Rangiora Community Centre

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Rangiora Community Centre

Facilities: Social room, kitchen, toilets

Capacity: 100

Contact: Albert (Albie) Armstrong, 06 358 6881